As I mentioned in an earlier post, we will be covering new gear for the next few weeks. Each company has some great equipment and each journalist will have their own opinion about what is best. These following recommendation are just to get you familiar with some of the great new options for you this coming winter.
The one I want to highlight today is the Fischer RC one GT 86, and although we carry the slightly narrower version at 82, it is basically an identical ski and this is some great information to have:
The resort-specific daily-driver category is seeing a huge amount of innovation for the 2019-2020 season from a number of ski companies, and this brand-new ski from Fischer is at the top of the class. The Austrian-built RC One 86 GT integrates BAFATEX—a high-tensile, lightweight scrim used primarily in sails—in the tip and tail to reduce swing weight and increase edge-to-edge quickness. With two sheets of Titanal sandwiching a wood core to increase torsional rigidity and damp vibrations at high speeds, the RC One 86 GT earned the highest category scores for quickness, stability at speed, and balance of skills. Add in three different turn radii built into the noticeably unique sidecut, and the latest resort tool from Fischer goes down smoother than a pint of coffee stout on nitro. Testers were enamored with the ski’s capabilities in Taos, quipping that strong intermediate through expert level skiers will be enthralled by its obedient performance on lift-served terrain all season long.
Next week we will jump into either another ski or maybe we will take a look at a couple of boot options. Until then, pray for snow.